Thursday, January 19, 2023

Brilliant Design

My car has a problem in winter. Not that it doesn't handle snow well. It does. Put on a set of traction tires and it's a mountain goat in the snow.

No, the problem is the backup camera gets dirty and therefore almost useless. Here's what it looks like:

That's because the camera is on the exterior of the vehicle:

So I have to clean it regularly. When it's clean, it looks like this:

Which doesn't last long in wet/snowy conditions.

My wife drives a Volkswagen GTI and it has a brilliant design on its backup camera. It sits behind the rear logo where it stays clean:

And when she puts the car in reverse, the logo pops open to expose the camera:

I think this is amazing and a brilliant design. Why doesn't my car have something similar?

I love good design. And I'm mostly happy with my car, don't get me wrong. It just has this one flaw my wife's car doesn't.

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